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Japan's drone delivery ambitions face legislative snag

Abe's government unable to pass bills advancing business innovations

A package delivery drone lands at the post office in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture. The Japanese government hoped to test the technology at a new special economic zone, but the plan has stalled.

TOKYO -- Japan's plan to set up so-called Super City economic zones designed to test such technologies as drone deliveries and self-driving cars may be delayed as the legislation stalls in parliament.

Also a bill that would have revised the corporate code to mandate the appointment of outside directors will not be submitted to the current Diet session after the November arrest of then-Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn raised new concerns.

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